2020-02-18
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/21887-germany-reetec-establishes-a-very-efficient-on-and-offshore-internal-blade-inspections-solution

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Germany: REETEC establishes a very efficient on- and offshore internal blade inspections solution

REETEC GmbH successfully tested a new internal blade inspection system and method on an offshore blade over 60 metres lengths, producing a safe solution to inspect almost 100% of the interior area of blades for wind turbines.

The traditional inspection method up to now required a 3 o`clock blade position and hazardous working conditions for 3 service technicians in confined space. The blade tip area was not reachable this way and additionally it was a very time consuming process compared to the new tested system.

The required equipment for REETEC’s new internal blade inspection method, consisting of a high resolution rotary swivel head camera, measurement laser and supporting devices, is installed in about 1 hour. After the inspection in a 6 o`clock position the system automatically generates an inspection report draft as part of the workflow. All in all this new inspection method offers a high visibility within a very short time frame – and reduces the connected HSE issues considerably.

REETEC performed the test of the internal blade inspection system in a North Sea wind farm. Combining data acquisition, data processing, documentation, reporting and, if required, repair activities on- and offshore the service provider REETEC is now able to offer an all-in blade package.

“Next to the offshore test, 15 onshore turbines were tested successfully with the new system, which is now released for all new inspections projects. Simplification and efficacy of wind energy technology is a steady motivation for REETEC to develop new and better solutions for our customers as we have done it for about two decades now”, says Claus Sejersen, Technical Director REETEC GmbH.

Source:
Reetec
Link:
www.reetec.eu/...



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